Posts Tagged: ChargePoint

New California bill attempts to harmonize how utilities fit into the charging business

Electric utilities aren’t exactly known as hotbeds of innovation. In fact, they’re quite the opposite. They move slowly, they are very conservative, and they need approval from state regulators to make any significant changes to their businesses. So the idea of a utility monopolizing the EV charging experience in its service area makes a lot… Read more »

ChargePoint Places lets businesses offer special promotions to EV drivers

Network operator ChargePoint has launched a new program that aims to help businesses attract affluent EV owners. ChargePoint Places allows retail and hospitality companies that offer EV charging to create exclusive offers that ChargePoint then promotes to its members. EV drivers are a coveted market segment – according to ChargePoint, 85 percent have higher than… Read more »

ROEV Association aims to enable seamless access to public charging

A charge is becoming easier to find – there are now around 19,000 public, networked EV charging ports in the US – however, to use all the available chargers, EV owners may need to have accounts with several networks, which means carrying multiple access cards and using different mobile apps to find stations. There’s a… Read more »

ChargePoint Home Review

ChargePoint, the operator of North America’s largest public EV charging network with nearly 25,000 “charging spots”, has developed a new residential charging product called ChargePoint Home. I was given the opportunity to test and review this over the last month, and overall, I’m very impressed. The home-based charger I was provided included a 25 charging foot cord… Read more »

The Electric Vehicle Charging Association, a new trade group for the charging industry

Several prominent firms in the EV charging industry have formed the Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA), a non-profit trade association created to encourage continued innovation in the field, advocate for pro-EV policies, and serve as a resource for information and expertise. The founding members of EVCA are ABM, ChargePoint, Clean Fuel Connection, Envision Solar, EV… Read more »

ChargePoint and Constellation offer EVSE to business with no upfront cost

Network operator ChargePoint has partnered with Constellation, a provider of energy management services, to allow businesses to purchase ChargePoint charging stations – including installation and service – through their existing Constellation electricity or gas supply agreements. Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy program enables its commercial and industrial supply customers to implement various types of energy efficiency… Read more »

ChargePoint Home residential EV charger goes on sale

ChargePoint is the champion of public charging, with over 23,800 charging spots in North America, and an impressive attach rate among new plug-in vehicle buyers. The company has set its sights on the residential market (Charged discussed the details with CEO Pasquale Romano in our January/February issue), and its new line of ChargePoint Home chargers… Read more »

IES-Synergy connects Keywatt 24 kW DC fast charger to the ChargePoint Network

IES-Synergy has added its latest IES DC Fast Charger to the ChargePoint Network through ChargePoint’s OnRamp program. The company’s Keywatt 24 kW DC SAE Combo fast charger charges at a maximum rate of 100 miles of range per hour, allowing drivers to charge their EVs to 80% in 30 minutes. The ChargePoint Network handles authentication,… Read more »

Los Angeles launches low-income EV car-sharing pilot

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has offered $1.6 million to the city of Los Angeles to set up a pilot EV car-sharing program in disadvantaged communities. The program’s goal is to serve 7,000 residents. The project will fulfill one of the mandates of the Charge Ahead California Initiative, a package of pro-electromobility measures enacted… Read more »

ChargePoint’s home chargers to go on sale this summer, starting at $499

ChargePoint has built an enormous electrical empire since installing its first public charging station in 2009. The company now boasts over 20,000 charging spots in North America, and between 70 and 80 percent of all new plug-in vehicle buyers sign up for an account. Now this champion of charging has set its sights on the… Read more »